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    We can finally announce some big news. We are going on tour! The Lonely Hearts Tour will bring us to the southern US this February with @chelseawilliamsmusic! Very excited to have this opportunity and I hope to see you all at a show! . . . . . @blueelan @shawn_strack @mhall12901 #tour #announcement #lonelyhearts #live #music #southern #us #february #2019 #female #musicians #indigo
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    Little re-introduction for the noobs: we are Roan Yellowthorn. I made the name up for myself as a singer/songwriter and, shortly thereafter, Shawn joined in by being a kick-ass producer, videographer, filmmaker, multi-instrumentalist, and the only one who can translate my synesthesia into understandable language. Since we’ve become a full-fledged duo, our music has started us on in incredible journey and has become a new way for us to connect, even giving us a new understanding and appreciation of each other (when we aren’t arguing over drum parts and musical ideology). You’ve seen a lot of my face on here but I want to re-introduce Roan Yellowthorn as we are. A duo. With me writing the songs, singing, and playing keyboard, and Shawn doing literally everything else including making all of our music videos, playing a million instruments, producing our music, and being my emotional support. We wouldn’t be where we are today without Shawn’s hard work and dedication to the dream. And I’m pretty damn happy with where we are. . . . . . . . @shawn_strack @blueelan #music #indie #duo #diy #couple #band #powercouple #special #roanyellowthorn
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    This weekend we made a music video in one day from start to finish. So glad I am in a band with a pro video editor (Shawn) so we can do these things. He was v excited because I had to fold laundry in one of the scenes and I think he purposefully shot that scene like a million times. I guess you gotta take full advantage of the one time ever that you can tell me to fold laundry and I won’t tell you to do it your damn self. Jkjk ❤️ u Shawn. . . . . . . . . #indie #art #music #video #duo #roanyellowthorn @blueelan
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    We filmed some scenes with #paint for a #music video today and now I really need to take a shower
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    Just a quick PSA that I am surviving the winter but have decided to take up residence on my couch for the remainder of it. Whose with me? Also I am writing a bunch of new songs (from the couch, of course), recording scratch tracks, and trying to get Shawn to put away his laundry (it’s taking up my couch-living space). Today I’m going to start making a music video- let’s see how much of that I can do without moving. Maybe Shawn will just do it for me. @shawn_strack? . . . . . . #winter #lazy #couch #life #yellow #scrunchie #music #artwork #creative #moves #indie #duo #home
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    I found this picture looking through old things. It was taken when I was 17. That summer I thought a lot about what life would be like in the real world, without the shelter of parents and school. I had passionate ideals, a strong sense of what was right, and faith the I would find my path if I followed my heart. I try to make this 17 year old proud. I may be following an unconventional path but it’s the only one I know how to travel. Looking into the eyes of this girl, of myself 10 years ago, I can tell her honestly: as long as I am still breathing, I will follow my heart and I will never give up on my dreams. . 📸 @sethcbrown . . . . #2019 #new #year #same #me
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    New blog post is up (link in bio) all about goals for 2019 and a look back at things I’m proud of accomplishing in 2018. One of my goals is to embrace and enjoy the process of getting things done instead of always being completely endgame-oriented. It’s going to be a challenge for me but I think it will be worthwhile because I miss out on a lot when I’m only thinking about end results. But, hey, shoutout to being endgame-oriented in 2018 because it allowed me to get lots of stuff done and to build the foundation I have now. And I’m glad about that. I guess it’s all about balance. Isn’t that always the key? What are you proud of doing in 2018 or looking forward to in 2019? I’d love to hear! . . #goals #2018 #2019 #new #year #time #resolutions
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    NYC going to sound check at @mercuryloungeny. Hallelujah it’s 46 degrees- 20 degrees warmer than our house when we left this morning! And for those of you who are concerned, yes I did survive Shawn’s scream-o pop punk music in the car. But barely. Hope you all are having a wonderful pre-holiday weekend. Pop in and see us tonight- doors at 5:30. @carastorrr is on at 6 and us at 7pm . . . . #nyc #eastside #music #tonight #show #original #art #singersongwriter #women @blueelan @shawn_strack
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    We’re gearing up for the holidays around here and that means that I went to Target yesterday for the first time this season. It kinda killed my soul a little. I get overwhelmed by the rampant consumerism and all of the soon-to-be-junk everywhere. I’m making most of my gifts this year and it feels good to be doing something in line with what I believe in. A friend told me recently that 28 is the age of the ‘Saturn return’, when Saturn is in the same spot it was when you were born and you come back into yourself and reclaim your autonomy. I’m definitely feeling that shift in a lot of ways and I’m really into it. Have any of you been experiencing something similar? What are you doing to reclaim yourself? . . . . #woman #long #hair #longhair #art #artist #female #music #maker #indie #singer #songwriter #green #bathroomselfie #holiday #season #saveyourself #makeart
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    New blog post up! It’s about how we crafted and created our recently released album, ‘Indigo’, which came out in September. We were *unsigned* and living on a wish and dream when we made the album and became signed to a wonderful record label on the strength of it. The process was long and we felt like it would never end but, when all was said and done, we had a product that we had poured literal sweat and tears into and was, even to me and I’m a huge perfectionist, one of the more perfect things I have ever created. If you want to read all about how it happened, the link is in my bio. Maybe I can rope @shawn_strack Into writing a post one of these days about the technical aspects of mixing and producing because we did that all ourselves, too. Thank you for reading these blog posts - they’re really fun to write and I’m loving hearing from you guys. . . . . . #music #blog #diy #indie #band #story #album #maker #wordpress #cds #pop #roanyellowthorn #musicblog #woman #human #artist #artistblog #how #wedidit #art @blueelan
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    I don’t like the cold. Why is this happening. I only want to wear pajamas every day. Why is it so hard to wear regular pants when it’s cold out? Luckily I can do most of my work from inside the house. One of the biggest things we’re working on is a tour for this winter. It’s pretty much totally booked and now we’re researching RV rentals because this tour is the real thing with consecutive shows and many states involved. Also we are considering bringing our kids with us. I’m picturing an idyllic scene where we are a free spirited traveling family during the day and full-on rockers at night. But my downfall (and maybe my best quality too) is that I always romanticize everything in my head. Anyway we’re filming the whole thing so you’ll be able to judge for yourselves! . . . . #band #music #traveling #tour #snow #indie #rock #roanyellowthorn #cold #winter #2019 #indigo #rv #van #singer #song #writer #artist #familyband #adventure #plans #hustle
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    Ignore the fact that I was having a weird face day on this day (am I the only one this happens to?) but, in all seriousness, when you sign up for our email list in our website at www.roanyellowthorn.com you can win the coolest most amazing prize ever (in my unbiased opinion). Thanks to @blueelan for setting up this cool offer and you can also just dm me with your email address and I’ll enter you in! . . . #music #musician #cd #free #songs #indigo #indie #roanyellowthorn #la #california #entertowin #enter #email #list @shawn_strack